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Forum: Work in progress
 Topic: Good video camcorder for 3d photogammatry
Good video camcorder for 3d photogammatry [message #103835] Thu, 27 November 2014 01:53 UTC
avatar levine_adam  is currently offline levine_adam
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I am scanning my wife's sculptures using 123DCatch or other software that takes a bunch of 2-D photos and makes a 3-D model.

Doing it using a still camera is time-consuming. Then I thought, what about a VIDEO camera? It takes 30 frames per second, and you would just pick the "good frames" that you want to put in. The photography could be done pretty quickly.

However, what do I look for in a video camera that could do this well? I need something that can get tack-sharp focus quickly as I walk around the sculpture, and has decent resolution.

-->Adam
Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Big Holiday Deals!
Big Holiday Deals! [message #103837] Thu, 27 November 2014 05:45 UTC
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Hey guys,

For those of you not eating turkey with your families today (so, anyone outside the USA!) you will see some Big Holiday Deals on the site - so feel free to get started with your holiday shopping!

For our US customers, the sale will be visible tomorrow morning on Black Friday. We're home with our families today and don't want to take you away from yours. But if you are hoping to take a pause and start your Shapeways shopping early, here are the details of the offer:

Design and get 20% off your own models with code DESIGN20 - up to $100 off
Shop and get $10 Store Credit when you shop the marketplace (i.e., buy someone else's product)
Customers in the US will get Free USPS First Class shipping on all orders!* (Starting on Friday)
Offer ends Sunday November 30 at 11:59pm PST (Monday 7:59am UTC)


We will have a Cyber Monday offer too!

Happy Holidays,

Natalia and the team

* Why does the US get free shipping? Black Friday is a US-based event, so we thought we'd have something specific for our US customers, which will hopefully help your shop sales as well

PS - in case it's helpful, here are all the terms of the promotions

All offers expire Sunday November 30 at 11:59pm PST.
Free USPS First Class Shipping:
No promo code required. Only orders shipped to the United States are eligible for free shipping.
DESIGN20 Promotion
20% discount applies only to 3D prints of your own designs, not products from the Shapeways marketplace, when you enter promo code DESIGN20. It is non-transferable and valid once per customer with a maximum discount of $100. If you order a model during the promotion period that cannot be printed, we cannot apply discounts to future orders (even if these models are repaired). If you return your purchase, you will be refunded the amount paid.
Store Credit Offer
$10 store credit will be granted for ordering a product from a Shapeways shop other than your own between 8:00pm on November 26 and 11:59pm on November 30 (PST). Credits are limited to one per customer and will be distributed via email December 2-5, 2014.


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Re: Big Holiday Deals! [message #103838 is a reply to message #103837 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 06:11 UTC
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
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natalia wrote on Thu, 27 November 2014 05:45

* Why does the US get free shipping? Black Friday is a US-based event, so we thought we'd have something specific for our US customers, which will hopefully help your shop sales as well

A decade or two ago, but not anymore.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandcon sumer/11244515/Where-to-find-the-best-Black-Friday-deals.htm l
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2013/1129/Black-Friday-long-m ocked-in-France-gets-a-second-glance-amid-economic-woes
http://www.black-friday.de/

Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Quadro Ring
Re: Quadro Ring [message #103842 is a reply to message #103693 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 09:33 UTC
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My wife loves this ring and I'm very happy :)

index.php?t=getfile&id=79242&private=0
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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Shop Inventory: Display order has no effect
Re: Shop Inventory: Display order has no effect [message #103845 is a reply to message #103331 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 10:30 UTC
avatar NikkruGadgets  is currently offline NikkruGadgets
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It's still displayed wrong, no matter if I'm logged in or out and with sorting being on default.

It's very annoying because when my shop is visited, then the products that I did as commissions and are just for display are shown instead of the products I'm selling.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: How to design in integral hinges in steel
Re: How to design in interlocked hinges in Nylon [message #103836 is a reply to message #101246 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 03:18 UTC
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Hows this. Easy to print and requires a small pin that could be either printed of purchased.

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 Topic: Printing to full color plastic / sandstone from sketchup.
Re: Printing to full color plastic / sandstone from sketchup. [message #103832 is a reply to message #103830 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 00:26 UTC
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I downloaded your attachment, there were 2 models in that .skp file. On was all white and one with colors. Im assuming that I was supposed to use the colored one, which had some spots where it was missing a wall. What do I do?

index.php?t=getfile&id=79185&private=0

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Re: Printing to full color plastic / sandstone from sketchup. [message #103847 is a reply to message #103832 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 10:56 UTC
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The coloured model is your original as it was opened.

I have not touched it, except to export as stl and import back from Netfabb.

The white model is the one that is manifold from Netfabb. The idea was to use your textures on this.

[Updated on: Thu, 27 November 2014 10:57 UTC]


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Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: How to do I stop this bending
How to do I stop this bending [message #103846] Thu, 27 November 2014 10:46 UTC
avatar VR160  is currently offline VR160
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index.php?t=getfile&id=79247&private=0
I've a got a signal mast which is 60mm tall and has four L shape corners that are .6mm x .3mm thick. Each corner is joined together at the base and top and also has bracing in the middle. The problem I'm having is when I get the product from Shapeways the post has a bend in it. How do I shop this from bending. The mast is printed in FUD. At first I thought it was the ladder pulling on the mast but I printed one off without the ladder in it and it still bends so I know its something to do with the mast.
Thanks luke

Re: How to do I stop this bending [message #103848 is a reply to message #103846 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:30 UTC
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Not sure if it is possible to prevent bending in manufacturing - the material becomes somewhat plastic and may warp when hot, and heat is used to remove the support material. Try putting the mast in hot (but not boiling) water for a moment to straighten it, then fixate it somehow while it cools.
Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need a 3D modeler for a pendant project
Re: Need a 3D modeler for a pendant project [message #103849 is a reply to message #103553 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:35 UTC
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I can do this for $10?

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 Topic: Need someone to upgrade and fix some stl files to make suitable for printing
Re: Need someone to upgrade and fix some stl files to make suitable for printing [message #103850 is a reply to message #103492 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:38 UTC
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Do you still need this project done? I can probably turn this around for you in 10-12 hours for $10-12 paypal?
Chris


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 Topic: Star Citizen Freelancer Model
Re: Star Citizen Freelancer Model [message #103852 is a reply to message #102854 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:40 UTC
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If you could provide photos, I haven't done any color prints, but I am very experienced w/ 3D modeling and software.

I can do this for like $5 if you like the result? Then I can send you whatever files along with a tutorial video of how I got it to work.

Do you use 3D software and are you familiar with any of the 3D platforms? CRL

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 Topic: I need a 3D modeler for a simple railroad model car
Re: I need a 3D modeler for a simple railroad model car [message #103853 is a reply to message #103077 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:50 UTC
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If you still need this done I can do this for $10 with 1-2 hr turnaround time .

I'm negotiable and open minded let me know. You can check out my store for product examples as well,
Best,

Chris


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 Topic: I don't know what's wrong...
Re: I don't know what's wrong... [message #103855 is a reply to message #102820 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 12:01 UTC
avatar Tweet3D  is currently offline Tweet3D
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Did you try resizing? Netfabb makes this pretty easy, I find it harder in some pieces of software.

Hope that helps :D

Chris


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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: boolean modifier in blender
Re: boolean modifier in blender [message #103839 is a reply to message #103814 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 06:57 UTC
avatar numarul7  is currently offline numarul7
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My advice when doing booleans with any software (I use Blender ) , subdivide the meshes at some high polygons (in blender you can use simple subdivide for flat surface / and smoth for organic and tweak it up) and calculate normals otuside.

Boolean can`t work good if the both surfaces does not have lots of polygon. Default cube + 1 sphere with high polycount can land to an error or work then again fail.

Netfabb it is used by Shapeways internally , they are mentioned on Netfabb blog. So when you upload a file to Shapeways it goes literally to Netfabb cloud (internally Shapeways) for fixes if there are errors.

Good to know!

[Updated on: Thu, 27 November 2014 06:58 UTC]


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 Topic: Applying double sided tape to SLS nylon
Re: Applying double sided tape to SLS nylon [message #103840 is a reply to message #103765 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 07:24 UTC
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Maybe it helps, the surface to be painted with clear lacquer.
The paint should adhere to the porous surface well.
A smooth surface is good for the tape


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Re: Applying double sided tape to SLS nylon [message #103841 is a reply to message #103840 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 07:32 UTC
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Hey thanks. I tried coating what I had with CA. Seemed to wok better but is still lacking. I'll try your suggestion and epoxy next.
 Topic: Sprue for multiple parts [SolidWorks Help]
Re: Sprue for multiple parts [SolidWorks Help] [message #103833 is a reply to message #103472 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 00:53 UTC
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Thanks for your tip.

I found this video after searching in the direction you've prompted and I think I have found the solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fOVVacUUGQ

For some strange reason, even using the netfabb cloud tool to turn it into one part, Shapeway still recognizes it as multiple parts. So I think having them as combined solid bodies should be the only way to get it working with the Shapeway website. Thanks.

I'll have to try this when I have more time.
Re: Sprue for multiple parts [SolidWorks Help] [message #103834 is a reply to message #103833 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 01:32 UTC
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That likely means you have a gap between the parts.
Even if it's .001 mm - it's still a gap.

If you'd like, PM the file to me and I'll take a look.


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Re: Sprue for multiple parts [SolidWorks Help] [message #103843 is a reply to message #103833 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 10:07 UTC
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michaelsngws wrote on Thu, 27 November 2014 00:53

Thanks for your tip.

I found this video after searching in the direction you've prompted and I think I have found the solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fOVVacUUGQ

For some strange reason, even using the netfabb cloud tool to turn it into one part, Shapeway still recognizes it as multiple parts. So I think having them as combined solid bodies should be the only way to get it working with the Shapeway website. Thanks.

I'll have to try this when I have more time.

Yep, I'm afraid combining them is the only safe way. Even when your parts-sprue are overlapping.
When doing a direct stl export, sometimes Shapeways auto-merges, sometimes not.

One (relatively quick) method I use (not with Solidwords but it should work as well):
- create your solidworks assembly, with parts and sprue
- export all in .igs
- re-import the .igs as a [U]single[/U ] part. Important : make sure your igs import parameters are set so the joining surfaces are stitched, holes closed, and so on (this might require some trial and error before finding the correct .igs import settings)
- you get a single solidworks part file
- export this part in .stl
- check the .stl in netfab

[Updated on: Thu, 27 November 2014 10:09 UTC]

 Topic: Standard responses to detailed questions
Re: Standard responses to detailed questions [message #103851 is a reply to message #103822 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:39 UTC
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UniverseBecoming wrote on Wed, 26 November 2014 21:20

The louvers will come out slightly rounded for example.


Agreed on the tips of the louvres coming out slightly rounded, which is not a problem as they look ok on all the other models, the model was one of my earlier creations and now I never leave a sharp point mainly for that reason. I always flatten it off to try and prevent rejections or if I know I am going to buy it anyway I leave the sharp point since I know it works.

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 Topic: What happened to the printing guidelines? Shapeways don´t want to print my parts
What happened to the printing guidelines? Shapeways don´t want to print my parts [message #103844] Thu, 27 November 2014 10:23 UTC
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Hello,

I´ve made an axis to use for balancing propellers. http://shpws.me/z5WK

The axes are not to be bent by the thermal effect in laser sintering with polyamide. "strong & flexible plastic"
I can not choose whether the axis is made vertically or horizontally.
Vertical is definitely better.
That's why I joined 3 axes. This ensures that an axis is made perpendicular.

It does not matter if the 3 parts are separated AFTER the sinter.
So I have also notified the Service


The connecting webs first had 2mm in length and 0.8 mm in diameter.
In manual testing, the part was rejected.
Now I have 1mm cut the webs to 1mm in diameter.

Now reports the service that the Diameter 2mm minimum to be ?!
That can not be true?
(The competitors printed the old version easily without confirmation made of the same material)

Regards kaadesign






First design marked by Shapeways
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new connectors:

index.php?t=getfile&id=79246&private=0




[Updated on: Thu, 27 November 2014 11:57 UTC]


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Re: What happened to the printing guidelines? Shapeways don´t want to print my parts [message #103854 is a reply to message #103844 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 11:52 UTC
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Which material ? Your model page offers it in both WSF and "metallic plastic", and the latter requires much larger minimum wire thickness as the aluminium-filled nylon probably does not sinter nearly as well as the plain material.

Telling service that broken sprues do not matter will probably not help except on a per-case basis (if and when QS asks if you want to receive that print anyway), as that information can probably not be stored where production&shipping can see it. To them it would still be a "broken model" (and more loose parts than expected to extract from the heap of caked powder).
Re: What happened to the printing guidelines? Shapeways don´t want to print my parts [message #103856 is a reply to message #103854 ] Thu, 27 November 2014 12:02 UTC
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..removed metallic plastic... if it helps...


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